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"genrefying" your library
Old 09-20-2017, 07:23 AM
 
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Has anyone "genrefied" their library (putting fiction books on the shelf based on their genre)?


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I am considering. I like it when it is done well, and I consider it done well when the marc record is updated properly, the catalog has a resource list, labels are clear, etc. I also like then to have the corresponding dewey in that area if appropriate, etc. Right now I am what I consider pre-genrefing. I am updated the marc records and creating resource lists, making sure things are properly labeled, etc. but I am not moving items. This will help the students find the books (and help me look at what we have), and then if I do want to genrefy later on it will make it much easier to run the new spine labels and shift the shelves.
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I chose not to
Old 10-28-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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For several reasons I chose not to:

*Not all libraries are genrefied, and it seems subjective.
*My students come to me form about 3 elementary schools, none of which have librarians. It's much quicker to acclimate them to the library if I have things set up "straight Dewey".
*The public library is not genrefied, neither is the other MS in my district.
*I make good use of genre labels, we've even designed one or two ourselves.
*I have a genre of the month, and I showcase others - I like doing displays, especially themed displays (and I have students help me with many of these).
*I have lots of resource/annotated bibliographies, both print and on-line, and my students actually use these! (they take time to create)
*When I retire of leave, someone else may have different ideas.

I do have a separate graphic novel section, it's the most popular section in my library. Oh for a budget so I could really build a great GN section......

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Genrifying is subjective.
Old 11-22-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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While I am not a librarian, I am studying to be one! I agree with blcw above.
I am a patron of a public library system that has genrefied its picture book collection and it is AWFUL. The subject headings are the worst "Sparkly, Feelings, Things that move"* The problem is books can have multiple subjects/genres. It is best to teach students to use the catalog and learn how to search for genres.

*What if I wanted to read about a princess who was feeling sad when her giant tractor-trailer broke down? Where would I find it?! Lol
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